Missed the latest Box Product News in March? Check out the Newsletter here for a quick recap!
We're excited to announce that the much anticipated general availability of Box Drive is coming to you on March 29! Box Drive is our desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to work with all of your files — even billions of files — right from your desktop, without using up much hard drive space. Be sure to join us for our Box Drive Webinar to get a product demo, use case overview and resources.
iWork + Box
Box now integrates with iWork, enabling users to preview and collaborate on Keynote, Pages, and Numbers files from within Box. Now users can co-author files in realtime, preview, create, and edit iWork documents in Box all while securely saving their changes back to Box. This integration must be turned on for your organization from the Admin Console: Settings > Apps. To enable collaborative editing, select "iWork Collaboration." To enable Box preview of iWork documents in browser, select "iWork Previews." Learn more
Box Relay: Changing Due Dates
After a workflow is launched, workflow owners and admins can now change the due dates and days required to complete tasks.
Box Note Shared Links
Users can now use Shared Links to grant edit permissions to a Box Note. This streamlines the ability to invite others to work together in realtime.
Single File Collaboration
To make it even easier to share and collaborate, users can now invite collaborators directly to individual files, instead of inviting them to a folder. Learn more
Access Stats UI Update
We’re refreshing the Access Stats feature to make it easier than ever to see what’s been happening on a file. Users can look forward to seeing 'Edit' and 'Comment' as additional activity types in Access Stats. Additionally, we are streamlining the Access Stats popup interface and totals along with the sidebar section. Users will also see more than the most recent 50 entries in the popup feed. Learn more
We updated our UI and usage/activity dashboard for admins. These changes focus on making it easier to get what you need in the admin console and by providing data about how Box is being used in your organization. Admins will be easily able to see where Box is being accessed across the globe, storage/user/group counts, and segment by key activities (preview, upload, download, sharing, etc.) to understand exactly how Box is used and its ROI. Learn More
Metadata Driven Retention
For Governance customers, Box released the ability to apply a retention policy to an individual file via a metadata template. Businesses will be able to set retention policies globally across all of Box, at the folder level, or at the file level making it easier to properly retain unstructured data and ensure you are meeting your regulatory needs for data retention in Box. Learn More
We rolled out a new version of Box Sync that supports TLS 1.1+. Environments relying on TLS 1.0 will continue to work after this release, until the Box wide EOL of TLS 1.0 on June 15th. Learn more
Box Sync TLS Support
We released a new version of the Box Sync LTS (longterm supported installer)that will support TLS 1.1 and 1.2. This will be available shortly after Sync v 4.9.7900 is fully released. If you're deploying the Sync LTS in your environment, please use the new LTS. The current LTS will only be supported for a one month period after the new LTS is released.
Access Stats Export Feature
We are excited to announce that users will soon have the ability to 'Export' the full Access Stats history for a file.
We're updating the navigation sidebar in the web experience with a streamlined interface and the addition of a new Favorites option. Soon, users can access the files and folders they've added as Favorites directly from the sidebar itself.
Box Relay Updates
Managing your workflow just got more flexible with new additions to Box Relay.
Template Page Update: We are adding more filtering options on the Templates page with quick filters. Users will also have the ability to archive and delete published Templates.
Add/Remove Assignees: Workflow owners and admins can add, remove, and update the assignees for any future task.
First Time User Videos: We are adding in product help videos for how to get started with Relay to make it easier to deploy across your organization.
Box for Office v4.1.1215/v4.2.1221
Box for Office v4.1.1215/v4.2.1221 reverts a change made in the prior release (Box forOffice v4.1.1212/v4.2.1220) which affected some Microsoft Office add ins. Learn more